Here is a huge antique oil on canvas figure portrait painting of a sweet woman in a black dress. She is posing in a red velvet chair, faintly seen in the background and has a rose and lace on her collar.
The entire piece measures a whooping 37 x 47 ins. The canvas alone is 34 x 44 ins. The painting is in FAIR as is vintage condition with some scrapes, crazing/wear of paint finish on her face, old tear/repair at side right bottom.
The frame is in fair as is condition as well with some compo decorative loss, scrapes but is sturdy and original. The frame has a nice arch at the top that sets the art off well. I do not see a signature.
The only history I have of this piece is it came from Riverside, California and the woman's last name was Bradbury. On the back of the canvas is a artist supplier, Theodore Kelley, artists Colorman, 172 Greene, NY, N.Searching online I discovered this supplier made this particular canvas in 1861-63 time period. I have no clue who the actual artist was but he was accomplished, a professional and not a hobbyist artist. Look how finely her eyes, hair and hands are painted.
A marvelous antique portrait for authentic Victorian, Civil war, Edwardian, Eclectic, Shabby, Romantic and 1860-70s decors. Please add me to your.The item "Antique HUGE Victorian Oil Portrait WOMAN Rose Black Dress GOLD Frame c1860s" is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "antique-art-garden" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.